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Home Learning - Monday 14th December


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A quick message from Miss Garner

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Autumn 2020


Welcome to Year 6. Miss Garner and Mrs Pargeter, along with Miss Jones in an afternoon, are happy to be the Year 6 team this year.  Keep reading to find out what we’ve been doing...



We started our English journey this year exploring legends, including the legend of Robin Hood.  The children created their own interpretation of the story of Robin Hood, then turned this into a modern day TV report - I know some of you spotted these on the school Facebook page. 

After this we looked at the art of newspaper reports and became journalists investigating the scandal of Robin Hood's wedding.




We started Maths this year looking at place value, thinking about how numbers are used and finding the difference between standard, extended and written forms.  We then moved onto looking at decimals, rounding them to a given place value and how they expand, as well as ordering and finding what needs to be added to make a whole.  This then led us onto working with the 4 different calculations, applying our place value knowledge in order to help us with our mental calculations.

We have also been practicing our arithmetic skills every week.



Our first History topic this year was titled Crime and Punishment.  The children explored crime and punishment throughout the ages, from Roman Britain, through the Anglo Saxons and Vikings, into WW1 and 2, ending up at present day.  We looked at how the justice system had evolved over the years and just how different today's punishments are from years gone by. 



Our first science topic was Classifying Organisms, we looked at how each living organism fits into a given group depending on its features.  We also looked at The Ten Kingdoms designed by Carl Linnaeus and The Theory of Evolution by Charles Darwin. 



Throughout Year 6, we will be looking at special stories within different religions, beginning with Hinduism.  In these topics we will be looking at the meanings behind them and the messages that they show.  We will delve into the beliefs held within these religions and look at the places that are important.



You won't believe your eyes with our 1st art topic this year. The children will be creating art illusions which will trick you into seeing things in a different way.  Beginning with perspective art, the children looked at how to create the items which appear larger than they are. 



Our first computing topic this year was coding. We learnt how to programme a sprite to draw different shapes by programming different algorithms. We learnt how to programme a button to change the colour of the pent and link a command to a text tab to tell the sprite which shape to draw.



The children have enjoyed learning how to appraise different pieces of music. We have been looking at tempo, dynamics and texture in different songs. Children have learnt to appraise songs they have never heard before. They have also learnt how to play the glockenspiel along to the backing track of Happy.

This weeks well done certificate goes to this fantastic new pupil in Year 6. He has started participating more in lessons by putting his hand up and has worked really hard this week. He even told me he’s really enjoyed lessons this week. Keep up the hard work

A huge congratulations to this weeks fabulous well done certificate winner. This wonderful Year 6 pupil has worked so hard this week in Maths, he has really stepped his work up this week. Keep it going

A huge congratulations to this weeks well done certificate winner. She is the first pupil in Year 6 to score 25 out of 25 on her Big Maths test.

πŸŽ‰ WELL DONE πŸŽ‰ A huge well done to this weeks well done certificate winner. This lovely Year 6 pupil is in school every day with a smile on her face ready to learn. She always gives 100% and can always be relied on to do the right thing. You should be so proud of yourself πŸ˜€

This is Year 6’s well done certificate winner this week. This super pupil always tries her hardest and wants to get better. She’s always asking what more she can do πŸ˜€ What a fantastic attitude to have in Year 6

Our well done certificate winner this week is this little superstar 🌟She always tried her hardest and give 100% in everything that she does πŸ˜€

Congratulations to this weeks well done certificate winner. His attitude towards his learning has been fantastic this week - he has really knuckled down. He has also been a whizz with percents in our lightening Maths lessons.

This weeks well done certificate winner is such a brain box. He scored 38 out of 40 in his arithmetic test this week!!

This weeks well done certificate winner has had a fantastic attitude to his learning since coming back to school. Super effort πŸ‘πŸ»

Well done to our first Year 6 well done certificate winner.